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What is an airline transport pilot license (ATPL)?

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) is the highest level of certification an aircraft pilot can have. The ATPL license is also known as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate (in the US). It allows a pilot to be in command of aircraft with a certain passenger number. To become a Captain with an Airline, a pilot will need to have an Airline Transport Pilot License.

ATPL training consists of ATPL Theory classes, similar to a ground school phase, wherein the outcome of completing this course is an ATPL Theory License or a Frozen ATPL (FATPL). After this, a pilot needs to meet at least 1500 flight hours experience to be eligible to take the ATPL check (practical test).

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